What is a Personalized Learning Plan and what's in it for me??? Excerpts taken from "Vilaseca pushes Personal Learning Plans"by Keith McGilvery, WCAX
The PLPs were introduced this winter as part of Governor Shumlin's proposed education reforms. They aim to tie individual educational goals with future career opportunities. "You need these classes in math, you need all of these classes in science and then understand if you want to be a vet then after you graduate from college with a science degree, you are going to have to go to veterinary school," Current Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca said.
The plans aim to make education more relevant for students. The PLPs would include input from parents, students and teachers, and Vilaseca said there's a good chance they'll change. "If they change their mind, that's okay, because I would rather have a student change their mind at 15 or 16 than when they are 19 and have got a year and a half of college under their belt and now all of the sudden they need to go in another direction," Vilaseca said.
Success planning creates tangible, action‐oriented, and personalized plans that focus students on their future while keeping schools and parents in the loop. North Country Supervisory Union will be rolling this initiative out to the freshman class of 2019 this year.